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Bogle Coal Company Bogle No. 3 Mine Explosion
December 3, 1919
No. Killed – 6
Washington Gazette, Indiana
December 5, 1919
Clinton, Ind., Dec. 3. -- Six men were killed and three seriously injured in an explosion at the Bogle Coal Mine No. 3 at Jacksonville late today. All of the men were either mine officers or employees in the office of the company, who, in attempting to get out coal to maintain fires under the boilers, set off a badly prepared blast.
The mine has been closed because of the strike.
The dead are:
John Stark, of Terre Haute
Herbert Campbell, of Clinton
Joe Robertson, of Clinton, all the above office men
F. G. Stephens, of Terre Haute, civil engineer
Charles Watson, of Clinton, assistant mine boss
John Logsdon, of Terre Haute, room boss
The mine was not badly damaged by the explosion, it was said, and little difficulty was encountered in removing the injured and the bodies of the dead.